Kristine Davidson's Blog Posts

Hello Friends! It’s Kristine Davidson here today and I’m sharing 2 layouts I created using the NEW and SUPER Fabulous I AM Collection. This collection is beautiful … soft, colorful, floral and perfect! I created 2 layouts using pictures of my nieces from a few years ago. They are growing up and being teenagers and It’s hard to get nice photos of them so I have to go back a few years and find some that not the Snapchat faces I often get via text!

The first layout is called I AM. It’s a straight forward title and I used some bits and pieces, the roller stamp, some chipboard pieces and added a few descriptions that go well with the I AM Title.


I used a strip of the washi tape for my first stripe at the top – it’s colorful and fits perfectly. I then cut up a few other pieces all different width but same length to go across my page. The size of the photo is 4” by 5” . I added so many great embellishments on this page to create a focus on the left side of the photo. A few heart stickers and some chipboard really did the trick for this page.


The diecuts are amazing in this collection and I’m not just saying that. They really are! You might want 2 packages of those Bits & Pieces!

The Second Layout is called I AM FABULOUS.

My niece just turned 11 and I told her she needed to STOP growing up! I created this layout using a piece of white cardstock but then adding some black cardstock behind my papers. I created one of my favorite go to formats – a GRID layout.

I was able to add so many colors and again tons of those Bits and Pieces to this page. Adding some pop dots under the butterflies made them dimensional and really pop off the page. I hope you enjoyed my layouts today I will definitely be using more of this beautiful collection. Come follow us on Instagram! @SimpleStories_ and myself @KristineDavidson.


Hello it’s Kristine Davidson with you today! I am sharing a layout I created using the NEW Travel Notes collection. I love this collection because it can also be used for awesome boy pages! I created this with something different in mind. I wanted to use all those gorgeous colors in this collection but I didn’t have a “travel” picture. I used this photo of my nephew and started adding chipboard as well as Bits and Pieces. It Worked!

I used a piece of black cardstock as my base because I wanted the layout to be framed. That enhances the colors for me and since the title in the word Explore was black – it would be perfect.

I cut up pieces of pattern paper different widths and the same length (9”).  I added the embellishments in random areas and my title in the centre. I didn’t add much for journaling except the date and our location.

I did add texture to my layout by sewing the edges of all those paper strips. This also helps unify all those patterns. I added popdots under my photo, some stickers and also chipboard pieces to give my layout some dimension.  

As you can see – this collection can be used for something other than “Travel “ related pages!
I hope you enjoyed this little lesson today and please come find us on Instagram @SimpleStories_ and @KristineDavidson


Hello Friends! 

It is Kristine Davidson here and I'm sharing a simple layout with you today. It was created using the gorgeous collection called ROMANCE

The picture is from my cousin who recently got married and was nice to let me use her pictures for my scrapbooking pleasure! 

I didn't go crazy on this layout with tons of paper or even layers for that matter. I saw this brick background and immediately fell in love with it. It's perfect! 

Here is my layout called You Make My Heart Happy.

In order to get a few details on my page I used the outline of the heart as a focus and sewed around the edge to give the heart some definition. I added some white ink splats as well as green and red. The paint just adds a bit of texture to my page as well. I didn't use any other paper but I did add some bits & pieces and used the sticker as my title again. 

You must see a trend in my page titles!? I usually don't overthink my titles. If a sticker or diecut jumps at me then that's what I use! No Stress!

I really love this page and could see this in a frame ;) 

Thanks for visiting us at Simple Stories today, if you enjoyed my layout please come find me on instagram @KristineDavidson

Have a great day!​